Castle Legends

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends was revealed last night in a packed launch event. Author Theresa Breslin and artist Kate Leiper were introduced by their respective editors, [...]

Creating magical stories with Lari Don

The Cymera Book Festival celebrates fantasy and science fiction writing through a whole range of events to be held in Edinburgh from 7th to 9th June. The programme – which you can find here [...]

Foreign editions galore!

While the endless, grinding Brexit non-information sounds as if we’re about to be (forcibly) separated from the rest of the world – the world of children’s books is all about [...]

A Wee Bird Was Watching

Karine Polwart and Kate Leiper have done a number of events to celebrate the recent publication of their gorgeous picture book, A Wee Bird Was Watching. Here they are at the end of a very long [...]

Hannah Foley – award-winning writer and illustrator

We’re delighted that Hannah won the Kelpies Prize 2018 with her debut novel, The Lost Wizard of Nine Witches Wood. This means that it will be published in 2019 by Floris Books. Here she is [...]

Going to war…

Gill Arbuthnott’s latest book is The Secret Diary of the First World War – the story of a teenager who enlists aged just 14. It’s illustrated throughout by Darren Gate and [...]

Red Squirrels – the research behind the story

Lynne Rickards is well known for her bestselling rhyming stories starring the gorgeous puffins, Lewis and Harris, and their even more gorgeous (and rather wayward) puffling, Skye. They’re [...]

No horns!

Lari Don, author of the Fabled Beasts Chronicles and the Spellchasers trilogy, is well known as a traditional storyteller. She’s like a magpie – constantly on the look-out for [...]